Ambassador Rice angers GOP Senators, again

121114_mccain_rice_605_ap-600x328Will someone with um, a backbone, please stand up and identify yourself in Congress? What must it take for GOP congressional leaders to start holding cabinet members in this Administration accountable for their actions?

Multiple news sources this week used words like “softened” and “conciliatory” when discussing the tone taken by GOP Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham on the actions of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice in Benghazi.

Tuesday morning, Susan Rice met with 3 key GOP Senators to discuss the terrorist attack on our US Consulate in Benghazi that she insisted on five Sunday talk shows was a spontaneous outbreak during a protest over a video. It appeared, to me at least, these Senators were rolling over and attempting to play nice with her recognizing, perhaps, Amb. Rice was most likely going to be President Obama’s first choice to replace Sec. Clinton.

However, Politico reported that Sen. McCain, Sen. Graham, and Sen. Ayotte came out of the meeting with Rice “’significantly troubled’ by Rice’s explanation of the attacks.”

Well, hello Senators. We, the people, have been troubled by her explanation of how 4 American diplomats were murdered for weeks!

According to Politico, Lindsey Graham told reporters:

The concerns I have are greater today than they were before, and we’re not even close to getting the basic answers. I would place a hold on anybody who wanted to be promoted for any job who had a role in the Benghazi situation.

If you don’t know what happened, just say you don’t know what happened. The American people got bad information on 16 September. They got bad information from President Obama, and the question is should they have been giving the information at all?

Amb. Rice, ever the diplomat, released a statement after the meeting. She said, “Neither I nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the American people at any stage in this process, and the administration updated Congress and the American people as our assessments evolved.”

Not. Good. Enough. This rote answer she continues to give is not a good enough explanation from a woman who may become our Sec. of State. We demand answers. We demand justice for Ambassador Stevens and his colleagues. We demand our Congressional leaders get, and KEEP, a backbone when standing up to the shenanigans of this Administration. And we demand they fight the nomination of liars to cabinet positions.


Watch the Senators’ Tuesday press conference after meeting with Susan Rice:


Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR


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